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Friday, April 6, 2012
She has this red collar that she seems to like better than any other collar she's had. Problem is, about once a week the thing pops open and falls off. She doesn't let that stop her. She carries it to me, lays it at my feet and howls until I put it back on. I don't dare replace it!
That got me thinking about determination and how it's one of the qualities I want my heroes and heroines to possess. Doesn't matter what the obstacles, the hero will relentlessly pursue the heroine. The heroine will fight tooth and nail for what she believes in or to catch the villain who wronged her or someone she loves.
Determination is essential for me to like a character. If he's willing to just lie down and take whatever is dealt to him, I want no part of that character.
What about you? Is there a character trait you refuse to compromise on?
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